Gods and Monsters: Review: Grave Halloween (2013)

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This entry is part 5 of 4 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


Grave Halloween (2013). Director: Steven R. Monroe. Cast: Kaitlyn Leeb, Cassi Thomson, Graham Wardle. Country: Canada.


A young woman and a group of friends, who are doing a documentary, visit a forest in Japan (This is a real place called Aokigahara Forest, AKA the Sea of Trees or Suicide Forest, at the foot of Mount Fuji) where people go to …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: Grave Halloween (2013)

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 07/20/15

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This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Spoilers 2015: Part 2

Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor

Paula R. StilesWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 07/20/15

Gods and Monsters: Review: Il deserto rosso (Red Desert) (1964)

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


Il deserto rosso (Red Desert) (1964). Director: Michelangelo Antonioni. Cast: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris and Carlo Chionetti. Country: Italy.


A mentally fragile woman named Giuliana (Monica Vitti) tries to hold onto her marriage and her son in the middle of a polluted industrial port. Giuliana has been very depressed since a car accident sometime before and goes through what appears to be …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: Il deserto rosso (Red Desert) (1964)

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 06/29/2015

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This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2015: Part 1

 


Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about sci-fi …

Paula R. StilesWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 06/29/2015

Gods and Monsters: Review: Poltergeist 3D (2015)

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


Poltergeist 3D (2015). Director: Gil Kenan. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements. Country: USA.


After both parents are downsized at their jobs, a typically bland all-American family of five moves into a brand-new house in a brand-new development, only to discover it’s already occupied by angry ghosts that promply kidnap the youngest daughter. Who is psychic. Or something.

You know, normally, …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: Poltergeist 3D (2015)

Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 06/15/15

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This entry is part 24 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2015: Part 1

Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about Doctor

Paula R. StilesWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 06/15/15

Gods and Monsters: Review: The Apparition (2012)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


The Apparition (2012). Director: Todd Lincoln. Cast: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Felton. Country: USA.


Several Young Ghostbusters rejects conduct a college experiment in which they try to contact the Other Side. It succeeds beyond their wildest nightmares – which means that it all goes horribly wrong.

Years later, one of the college students (Sebastian Stan) has married and moved on, …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: The Apparition (2012)

Gods and Monsters: Review: Dark Floors (2008)

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This entry is part of 4 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


Dark Floors (2008). Director: Pete Riski. Cast: Skye Bennett, Noah Huntley, Dominique McElligott, Philip Bretherton, Ronald Pickup, Leon Herbert, William Hope, many Finnish extras from the band Lordi. Country: Finland.


A young man’s autistic daughter is in the hospital for tests when she freaks out and blows up the MRI machine. Her father decides to take her home, against the strenuous objections of …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.04: Paper Moon

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Supernatural Season 10

By Paula R. Stiles


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: Nobody needed to see Kate from “Bitten” again, but she’s back, anyway, and in an episode that’s All About Her.


Recap: Recap of werewolves showing why they are so full of fail. Then we get a little recap of Dean’s demon storyline, with some emphasis on how dark Sam went to “save” Dean and culminating in Castiel …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.03: Soul Survivor

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Supernatural Season 10

By Paula R. Stiles


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: Sam puts Dean through an extremely brutal form of shock therapy to make him human again. It has unforeseen consequences.


Recap: Recap of the first two episodes of the season, including a brief callback to the demon cure scene in “Clip Show.” Which is interesting because Sam? Well, he doesn’t do that ritual quite right. Could be …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 10.02: Reichenbach

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Supernatural Season 10

By Paula R. Stiles


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: Crowley tries to strong-arm Dean into executing a deal for him, while Military Guy uses Sam to track Dean down. This turns out to be a huge mistake on both counts.


Recap: Then recap of last week’s episode, as well as relevant history of Dean’s murder by Metatron, the Mark of Cain, and Castiel’s stolen grace.

Cut …

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Column: Gods and Monsters: Recap and Review: Supernatural 9.05: Dog Dean Afternoon

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Supernatural Season 9

By Paula R. Stiles

In keeping with the 12 Days of Christmas (which began on Thursday), I’ll be doing at least 12 Supernatural episode reviews to catch up a bit between now and January 20. Today is number one.


[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]


Tagline: When the brothers investigate the death of a taxidermist, Dean takes a shaman’s potion to speak with the only witness – the …

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